Each Spider-Man film is a part of the MCU Claims Physician Unusual Director
Before the MCU brought most of the great Marvel Comics characters under a single franchise, there were various studios Spider Man, The Fantastic Four, and X-Men films that existed in their own universes. In a recent Twitter exchange, filmmaker Scott Derrickson, who directed the first Doctor Strange film and is executive producer of its sequel, went on Twitter to let the MCU know that the previous version of live-action Spider-Man Filming is canon.
"All Spider-Man iterations are de facto MCUs."
This statement from Scott Derrickson takes on greater importance when you consider where the MCU is going in the next few years. In the coming Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madnessThe Sorcerer Supreme will travel to different realities and encounter alternate versions of MCU superheroes. Fans are hoping past Marvel films like Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man films and Hugh Jackman's X-Men series will be recognized as part of these other realities.
In addition, the upcoming Spider-Man 3 movie starring Tom Holland is said to feature appearances by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield as alternate Spider-Men, similar to what fans saw in the 2018 animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse. The fact that Derrickson is confident that the previous live-action Spider-Men are already part of the MCU is another clue that Maguire and Garfield could one day make their way into the superhero franchise.
The concept of alternate realities, all of which exist within the larger multiverse, may be difficult to turn their heads around for regular audiences, but comics have used this premise for decades. In fact, the MCU's rival, DCEU, has already established its own multiverse on the CW's Arrowverse shows, in which a surprise cameo by Ezra Miller as Flash confirmed that different versions of DC superheroes in movies and on TV are all part of the same thing Multiverse are, separated into different universes.
While Derrickson was originally serving as the director of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, he eventually left the project due to differences of opinion about the direction the film should go. Marvel Studios reportedly were unhappy with the strong horror mood Derrickson wanted to use to permeate the project.
After Derrickson left the film, the horror legend Sam Raimi was hired in his place. Not only was Raimi responsible for the Spider-Man trilogy starring Tobey Maguire, but he's also the creative force behind the Evil Dead franchise. With his impressive track record, fans are excited to see what Raimi does with the bizarre and often horrific world of Doctor Strange.
As of now, there's no word on whether a single version of Spider-Man will appear in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. However, it has already been confirmed that Doctor Strange will appear in Spider-Man 3. It remains to be seen whether the good doctor will bring the mayhem of the multiverse into Spidey's domain and whether or not that would trigger an iconic meet-and-greet between Maguire, Garfield and Holland's Spider-Men.
All Spider-Man iterations are de facto MCU.
– N O S Ɔ Ɔ I ᴚ ᴚ Ǝ ᗡ ⊥ O Ɔ S (@scottderrickson) November 23, 2020
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